Development Alternatives Digest
September 2022
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Limestone Calcined Clay Cement at ANGAN 2022

Recently, in the International Conference and Exhibition on Building Energy Efficiency – ANGAN, organised by the Government of India and the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project in New Delhi, we discussed and showcased the low carbon technology – LC3. Read More...
Get in touch with: Gyanendra Kumar

First SLRM Centre launched in Agra

To address the issue of plastic waste leakage into the environment, we along with partners launched the first Solid and Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) Centre for waste collection and sorting in Agra on 20 September, 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Anisha Gupta

Regional Enterprise Coalition in UP & Bundelkhand

Under the Work4Progress India programme, the coalitions were held in Bhadohi, UP on 25 August, 2022 and Niwari, Bundelkhand on 6 September, 2022. The discussions at the coalitions focused on entrepreneurship-related training, schemes, and large-scale enterprises. Read More...
Get in touch with: Debasis Ray

Assessing Credit Requirements of Micro-enterprises

To understand the credit utilisation and the requirement for finance by micro-enterprises in Mirzapur and Bhadohi, UP, a field visit was conducted by us along with the Rang De team on 12–14 September 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Debasis Ray

Stakeholder Consultation under STEP Programme

Recently, a Stakeholder Consultation under our Skills Training for Employment Preparedness (STEP) programme was held in Haridwar, Uttarakhand to share learnings and explore pathways for future intervention. Read More...
Get in touch with: Divya Yadav

Farmers Training on Wadi Model

We under our HRIDAY (Holistic Rural Initiative for Development Action & Yield) Project trained 125 farmers on Wadi model in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh from 17 to 22 August, 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ekta Kashyap

Water Resource Monitoring Training in Udaipur

We, in collaboration with Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic under the DANIDA-Integrated Water Resource Management Project, conducted the third phase of Water Resource Monitoring Training in Udaipur, Rajasthan from 6 to 14 September, 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Nidhi Sehrawat

Visits to IMEDF-SFURTI Clusters

To interact with artisans and partners and review the clusters' progress, we recently visited the Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation-Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (IMEDF-SFURTI) clusters in Jharkhand and West Bengal. Read More...
Get in touch with: Rashika Sharma

KBBL Competition in Uttar Pradesh

With an objective to unleash entrepreneurial energies and create awareness among citizens, the finale of Kaun Banega Business Leader (KBBL) competition was organised in the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh on 7 and 8 September, 2022. Read More...
Get in touch with: Suneptula S Jamir


Bridging the Digital Divide

Development Alternatives with the help of Ford Foundation have incubated innovative technologies to increase the outreach and efficiency of the operations of the community-based Organisations. This brochure showcases various technologies and attempts to bridge the existing digital divide in the context of CBOs Year: 2018.

Building Sustainable Communities - Transforming India

In this edition read about how we are working towards building sustainable and resilient communities. It discusses our response to the soaring needs of India's growing population. The response includes Promoting Environment Well-being through optimising the productive potential of the local natural resource base, Stimulating Economic Development by fostering the linkages towards employment, and Enabling Social Well-being by facilitating access to basic needs and health facilities.

Entrepreneurship for Empowerment

As part of the Entrepreneurship for Empowerment programme of Development Alternatives and Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Bank, this capitalisation document was developed to capture the programme's approach, methodology, and tools. The document highlights the programme's evolution through three phases over the last 5 years (2017-2022).


Towards an Equitable Digital Disruption

Information technology is changing the world fast, but to deliver its promised benefits its spread should be equitable across communities. The government and civil society need to join hands to bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots of the digital world, especially across the gender divide, argues Jyoti Sharma.


TARA Akshar+: Empowering Women through Literacy

From a dependent to an independent woman, from a homemaker to an entrepreneur, from being less aware to helping others with knowledge, TARA Akshar+ Graduates have been paving the way for development and growth of women and communities. An ICT-based Adult Literacy Programme, TARA Akshar+ has made over 2.4 lakh women functionally literate.


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